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An expansion of the prosecution’s disclosure obligation in Muhammad Nabill bin Mohd Fuad v Public Prosecutor [2020] SGCA 25

Yang, K. (2021) An expansion of the prosecution’s disclosure obligation in Muhammad Nabill bin Mohd Fuad v Public Prosecutor [2020] SGCA 25. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 21 (1). pp. 147-161.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/14729342.2021.1884949
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Abstract

The criminal disclosure regime in Singapore has come a long way from the ‘dark age of disclosure’ prior to the disclosure obligations set out in the Criminal Procedure Code and Muhammad bin Kadar v Public Prosecutor [2011] SGCA 32. While cases such as Public Prosecutor v Li Weiming [2014] SGCA 7 and Lee Siew Boon Winston v Public Prosecutor [2015] SGHC 186 have seen some judicial oversight of the disclosure obligations, its extent has remained substantially the same. However, the decision in Muhammad Nabill bin Mohd Fuad v Public Prosecutor [2020] SGCA 25 has fundamentally increased the Prosecution’s disclosure obligations. This case note discusses these changes and their impact on the accused and Prosecutors.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright: © 2021 Faculty of Law, Oxford University
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/64588
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